January 17, 2013 15:43

Glastonbury Festival opens Emerging Talent search for 2013

New bands and artists can win slot on Pyramid Stage

Glastonbury Festival opens Emerging Talent search for 2013

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Glastonbury Festival has launched its annual competition offering new bands the opportunity to win a slot on the festival's famous Pyramid Stage.

The annual Emerging Talent Competition has previously been won by bands including Scouting For Girls, Golden Silvers, Stornoway, The Subways and We Have Band. Treetop Flyers won the competition in 2011 before Glastonbury took a year off in 2012.

Now unsigned bands wanting to play on the main stage at this year's Glastonbury have the opportunity to enter with the week long entry period beginning today (January 17) at 9am. Bands and artists have until 5pm on January 24 to send a link to their music in to the competition organisers via the festival's website. All of the entries will then be judged by a panel of 40 music bloggers from the UK who will cut the artists down to a list of 120 acts. Eight of those acts will go forward to be judged by Michael and Emily Eavis.

There will then be a live final in April at Worthy Farm, which will see bands battling it out to decide the winning act.

Tickets to Glastonbury 2013 sold out when they went on sale in October 2012. However, there will be a further resale in April to give those who missed out due to technical problems a further chance to buy.

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